Social Scorecard this week comes from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about 100 miles east of Des Moines, where Gray’s KCRG is on top of social media. The key to its success on Facebook is reliable information, just like on television. “We are your trusted source regardless of the platform,” says Adam Carros, KCRG’s news director. “I think that’s really the value at the end of the day.”
The broadcast group is paying The Gazette Co. $100 million in cash for the ABC affiliate, its first station in Iowa.
The Gazette Co.-owned ABC affiliate KCRG Cedar Rapids, Iowa (DMA 90), is launching the classic TV diginet Antenna TV on Jan. 19, 2015, on its ch. 9.3 subchannel. It will be available free over the air or via cable throughout Eastern Iowa, including Mediacom ch. 110 and ImOn ch. 710. “We’re excited for the opportunity […]
Nexstar Broadcasting Group’ three television stations in Iowa will provide that state’s voters broadcast coverage of the one-hour debate between U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst (R) and current U.S. Representative Bruce Braley (D) on Oct. 16. Ernst and Braley are competing for the Iowa Senate seat that will be left vacant when long-time Senator Tom […]
A tight race for digital leadership has SourceMedia’s ABC affiliate KCRG and its newspaper, The Gazette, in the lead but closely followed by Quincy-owned KWWL. Local digital competitors have been experimenting with online video, user-generated content and social media to engage their audiences.
ABC affiliate KCRG Cedar Rapids, Iowa (DMA 89), launched a new, state-of-the-art HD news set designed by the Devlin Design Group. The new set features a 260-inch wide rear projection screen as well as the “KCRG-TV9 Touchpoint,” interactive touch screen. At 112-inches wide, the Touchpoint is the largest interactive touch screen of its kind in the U.S. and […]
Young, Broadcasting, Allbritton, News Press-Gazette, Citadel and Cedar Rapids Television were among the broadcasters that successfully negotiated new retransmission consent contracts prior to year’s end.
Beginning Jan. 3, the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, expands its KCRG-TV9 First News by a half hour.